Tap the full potential of digital quarries through breakthroughs in process digitalization and automation.
DigiEcoQuarry aims to design, develop and validate in 5 pilot environments an Innovative Quarrying System (IQS) comprising sensors, processes, tools and methods for data capture, processing and sharing to provide integrated digitalised, automatic and real-time process control for aggregates quarries.
Sigma will bring AI to the quarry processes by analyzing data coming from various sources in an advanced data architecture framework called the IQS (Intelligent Quarry Systems). The IQS features a data lake to gather data in heterogeneous formats, an IoT Platform gathering data coming from sensors installed in the quarry mobile and ﬁxed equipment, and a data warehouse used to store processed data coming from the AI models and algorithms.
Sigma will develop models, services and algorithms that will help quarry managers and related partners to make better decisions, obtain alarms, analyze historical information around the following main areas: risk analysis, specialized information search using NLP, equipment predictive maintenance, stock forecast and management and computer vision applied to the quarry installations to analyze distances, volumes and possible security threats.
The DigiEcoQuarry project runs from June 2021 to May 2025 and includes ten work packages (WP).
We have achieved the following objectives to date:
The Horizon 2020 project reports and deliverables can be found here.
This project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101003750
This project includes” over 25 European partners in the quarry and digitalization industries. For more information, please visit the DigiEcoQuarry website ->